Emerald Extravaganza - Vintage Platinum Emerald & Diamond Ballerina Ring (VR563)

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Emerald Extravaganza - Vintage Platinum Emerald & Diamond Ballerina Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked 900 PT for Platinum.  Featuring one natural Columbian Emerald cut emerald, 12 natural tapered baguette cut diamonds, 4 natural round brilliant cut diamonds, Vintage Retro styling, and quality craftsmanship.  This fantastic ring is expertly set with a vibrant green/blue emerald ( a characteristic of Columbian emeralds), surrounded by a a halo of clear sparkling baguette and round cut diamonds. The shoulders have a slight taper, with a raised detail, which add beauty and dimension to the piece.  The gallery is outstanding,  exhibiting exquisite filigree work.  The shank is substantial, smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit.  This extraordinary Vintage ring would make a unique engagement ring, gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.

Note: Appraisal included with the ring. 

Emerald gemstones were mined in Egypt as early as 330 BC, but some estimate that the oldest emeralds are 2.97 billion years old. Cleopatra is perhaps the most famous historical figure to cherish emerald gemstones. She even claimed ownership of all emerald mines in Egypt during her reign.

The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

Although the modern history of platinum only begins in the 18th century, platinum has been found in objects dating from 700 BC, in particular the famous Casket of Thebes (see image). ... The Spanish called this metal Platina, a diminutive of Plata, the Spanish word for silver.

Whilst there may have been some predecessors in this era, the ballerina ring itself was invented in the 1950s and soared to popularity in the decades that followed. In the 1980s, it stayed popular as a form of cocktail ring, when extravagant jewellery was in vogue.

Ballerina cluster rings are a fanciful and distinctive style of cluster. Inspired by the shape of a ballerina's tutu, the cluster of diamonds simulates the flowing movement of the ballerina dancing, creating a dramatic swirling effect on the finger.

The first known emeralds were mined in Egypt around 1500 BC. One of Cleopatra's favorite stones was emerald, and her passion for the stone was well documented. Emeralds were discovered in South America in the 16th century by the Spanish. They were used by the Incas well before this discovery.

 

Measurements: 13.00 mm x 13.00 mm 

Stone Size: Emerald .68 carats   Diamonds: .68 carats 

Weight: 8.33 grams 

Ring Size: 5 1/2 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Europe    Provenance: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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